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Paraxerus  Forsyth Major, 1893
Taxonomic Serial No.: 632296

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Bush Squirrels [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2013   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderRodentia Bowdich, 1821 – esquilo, preá, rato, roedor, rongeurs, rodents  
                                  SuborderSciuromorpha Brandt, 1855 – squirrels  
                                     FamilySciuridae Fischer de Waldheim, 1817 – squirrels, marmots, chipmunks  
                                        SubfamilyXerinae Osborn, 1910  
                                           TribeProtoxerini Moore, 1959 – African tree squirrels  
                                              GenusParaxerus Forsyth Major, 1893 – Bush Squirrels  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Species Paraxerus alexandri (Thomas and Wroughton, 1907) – Alexander's Bush Squirrel 
                                                 Species Paraxerus boehmi (Reichenow, 1886) – Boehm's Bush Squirrel 
                                                 Species Paraxerus cepapi (A. Smith, 1836) – Smith's Bush Squirrel 
                                                 Species Paraxerus cooperi Hayman, 1950 – Cooper's Mountain Squirrel 
                                                 Species Paraxerus flavovittis (Peters, 1852) – Striped Bush Squirrel 
                                                 Species Paraxerus lucifer (Thomas, 1897) – Black and Red Bush Squirrel, Black-and-Red Bush Squirrel 
                                                 Species Paraxerus ochraceus (Huet, 1880) – Ochre Bush Squirrel 
                                                 Species Paraxerus palliatus (Peters, 1852) – Red Bush Squirrel 
                                                 Species Paraxerus poensis (A. Smith, 1830) – Green Bush Squirrel 
                                                 Species Paraxerus vexillarius (Kershaw, 1923) – Svynnerton's Bush Squirrel, Swynnerton's Bush Squirrel 
                                                 Species Paraxerus vincenti Hayman, 1950 – Vincent's Bush Squirrel 
       

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Thorington, Richard W., Jr., and Robert S. Hoffman / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Family Sciuridae   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 754-818   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
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  Reference for: Paraxerus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Thorington, Richard W., Jr., John L. Koprowski, Michael A. Steele, and James F. Whatton  
  Publication Date: 2012   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Squirrels of the World   
  Page(s): vii + 459   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-4214-0469-9   
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  Reference for: Paraxerus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Paraxerus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and F. Russell Cole  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Common Names of Mammals of the World   
  Page(s): xiv + 204   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-383-3   
  Notes: With contributions by Bernadette N. Graham, Adam P. Potter, and Mariana M. Upmeyer   
  Reference for: Paraxerus, Bush Squirrels [English]   
       

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  Comment: Comments: Tribe Funambulini according to Moore (1959). Originally a subgenus of Xerus; includes Aethosciurus (with the exception of ruwenzorii, here included in Heliosciurus), Montisciurus, and Tamiscus. Recent molecular work of Mercer and Roth (2003) suggests that Paraxerus is not closely related to Funambulus, but to the rest of the African squirrels, in which case, it should be placed in the tribe Protoxerini  
 

 

   

 
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